I don’t think it was stupid. I think he was consciously enabling them:
Throughout his campaign and presidency, Donald Trump has been reluctant to criticize domestic terrorism and hate groups operating within the United States. The president has focused almost solely on foreign threats but the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security reportedly informed Trump months ago about the domestic threat.
In a May intelligence bulletin published by Foreign Policy magazine on Monday, DHS and the FBI pointed out that attacks by white supremacists on U.S. soil far outnumbered every other type of terrorist threat.
The agencies concluded that attacks by white supremacists “likely will continue to pose a threat of lethal violence over the next year.”
Amid increasing talk of Steve Bannon’s perilous position within Donald Trump’s White House, a former aide to the president has said that should Bannon be ousted, he will blow his perceived enemies, namely H.R. McMaster and Matt Drudge, “the fuck up.” Related: Trump Defends McMaster After Alt-Right Attacks From Bannon Allies McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser,… Continue Reading →
The Wall Street Journal says that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a new grand jury in Washington, DC to consider criminal charges against Americans involved in Russian election interference. Reporters Del Quentin Wilber and Byron Tau say the move is “a sign that [Mueller’s] inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase.” “This… Continue Reading →
Grand jury empaneled by Mueller in Russia investigation.
Thank goodness today’s White House Press Briefing was on camera because the fireworks we saw from CNN’s Jim Acosta and White House Nazi #2, Stephen Miller, was *insane*. Miller was not prepared for Acosta’s direct questions nor was he capable of changing the subject as Acosta came back with follow up upon follow up. It was… Continue Reading →
Charles and David Koch are at it again. This time they intend to release their Kochtopus on the political system and American voters for “tax reform.1” Of course it’s not tax reform for you or me. It’s tax reform for billionaires, but they intend to tell us it’s in our best interest. There’s really no reason… Continue Reading →
The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod… Continue Reading →
William “Bill” Browder, a financier and longtime critic of the Russian government, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday “there is no doubt” the Kremlin was behind the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund and asset management company that specializes in… Continue Reading →
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Very, very slick, and very good at changing the subject. This is just a brief segment of the guy’s scary performance on Jake Tapper’s show yesterday.